Owerri, Imo State

Chike Ukaegbu is an Educator, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Engineer. He is passionate about curbing youth disconnection, poverty, educational disadvantage and opportunity divide in underrepresented communities. Chike became a Colin Powell Fellow on Public Policy in 2004. His passion to find the right solutions to curb youth poverty and disconnection, educational disadvantage and opportunity divide resulted in the development of the HEROES Model for effectively engaging youths and communities in 2006. In 2009, Chike used his HEROES model to co-found Re:LIFE Inc, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower at-risk and disconnected youth populations through tech, entrepreneurship and education. Chike Ukaegbu is a Presidential Aspirant for the 2019 Nigerian Election Under the Advanced Allied Party Platform(AAP).
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Founder, StartUp52

University of Lagos, Lagos State; City College of New York, New York City; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; University of Pennsylvania, West Philadelphia; Stanford University, Stanford, California

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Chike has been recognized by the UN as One of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in the diaspora for his work with Re:LIFE and Startup52.
He was invited to the White House to do a briefing on initiatives and strategies to empower underserved and underrepresented communities via technology, education and entrepreneurship.
Chike was recognized as One of Ten Nigerian-Americans Making Waves in Tech by UrbanGeekz.
He was an honoree of Black Enterprise’s 100 Modern Men of Distinction award, which referred to him as ‘The Tech Accelerator’.
Chike was named a NYC Rising Star by Pave and named a Patron of Progress by CuriosityLab.
He was Called one of 20 African Americans Impacting The World Through Social Impact and Social Innovation by Causeartist
Chike was Selected by US Department of State to represent the US in China and Zambia as an entrepreneurship evangelist
He was invited by the NY State governor to speak on increasing access to tech and entrepreneurship in underserved communities at the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Summit.
He was recognized by NYC’s Mayor for increasing diversity and inclusion in the NYC tech ecosystem.
He was awarded the highly coveted US Permanent Residency under the National Interest Waiver category for his work with Re:LIFE and Startup52.
Chike was named an honoree for the prestigious forty under 40 award by The Network Journal.



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